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Trench Town's coming in from the cold

Made famous by the lyrics of the legendary Bob Marley, western Kingston's Trench Town has rebounded from obscurity and is poised to take another incredible journey, this time, as an official cultural landmark.

Renowned as the birthplace of reggae music, the inner-city community, which was a growing squatter settlement for rural migrants in the late 1940s, is about to be transformed into a cultural village under the leadership of the Community Development Committee (CDC).

A number of entities in the area, including the Agency for Inner-city Renewal (AIR), Boys' Town, Culture Yard (where Marley lived and loved), Trench Town Development Association (TTDA), the Jamaica Music Institute (JaMIN) and Joy Town Development, are in partnership with the CDC.

The team is riding on the rich cultural heritage left by the likes of singer/songwriter, Joe 'There Is a Reward for Me' Higgs, who ... read more

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